Keywords: foreign direct investment, tourism, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The global tourism market is accompanied by the constant changes in the market share of individual countries, the preferences of tourists and ways to satisfy their needs. In 2017, Europe, for example, dominated the tourism market with 51% of market share. However, the increase in Asia-Pacific participation compared to 2016 is as high as 24%, which indicates that the share of transnational companies in the region is increasing, not only in revenues, but also in tourism investments. Part of the investment is also directed to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which emphasizes inflows from Arab countries. Regardless of the type, investments in tourism are of particular importance to developing countries, because in addition to economic effects, they contribute to technology transfer, management experience and they also strengthen the cooperation between the state and the investor. The subject of this paper is foreign direct investment (FDI) in tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of foreign direct investment on employment in the tourism sector. Using the correlation regression analysis, the impact of foreign direct investments on the number of jobs in the accommodation and food and beverage industries was examined. The paper shows that there is a weak positive impact of FDI on the increase in the number of employees in the accommodation and food and beverage industries.


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